Park at the parking area near the ranger station within Lake Morena County Park. This locale has good potential especially in early fall and late spring migration before it gets hot. Possible birds are Golden Eagle, Phainopepla, Lawrence's Goldfinch, Yellow Warbler, Black-headed Grosbeak, and Bullock's Oriole in summer. Fall migrants include warblers, Fox Sparrows, and Hermit Thrushes. Start at the picnic area near the ranger station and check the shoreline of the lake and nearby camping area. Follow the road along the lake and ascend to Ward's Flats meadow area. Concentrate on a cove as you follow the lake shore. Map available at the ranger station.
Going east on I-8, exit on Buckman Springs Road (about 47 miles). Go south five miles to Oak Drive. Turn right (west) and go about two miles to Lake Morena Drive. Turn right and continue thorough the village to the park.
Considerable hiking (strenuous in hot weather) is possible. Mild in winter. Bring water for the trail. Restrooms, water, and picnic tables at the park. Mobility impaired with canes and minimal limitations can access the area. Not accessible by wheelchair.
Ash-throated Flycatcher (S) Rock Wren Lazuli Bunting (S) Great-tailed Grackle Costa's Hummingbird Turkey Vulture Cooper's Hawk Yellow-rumped Warbler (W) White-throated Swift California Quail Wrentit
S-Summer, Sp-Spring, W -Winter, P-Possible or rare